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Aug 9, 2018

The girls named below are invited to attend the second Staffordshire County Trial on Monday 10th of September at Staffford Town FC starting at 5-00pm.

Phoebe Nicholls - Cheslyn Hay
Emily Turner - Friary
Freya Green -
Tilley Bridgett - Clayton
Millie Curnyn - Rawlett
Olivia Windsor - STB
Holly Thompson - EDA
Ruby Evans - EDA
Megan Lockett - EDA
Lottie Macmurray - EDA
Holly Edwards - Clayton
Georgia Dawson - Endon
Erin Wellington
Teighan Bailey
Lucy Knowles
Hannah Davies
Phoebe Hill
Katy-Mai Perkins - Cardinal Griffin
Ema Wellington - Biddulph HS
Edie Jelouse - Clayton
Georgia McLoughlin - Clayton
Evie Quinn - Rawlett
Phillipa Smith - Rawlett
Tilley Atherton - St Peters
Polly Barrow - Sir Graham Balfour
Lily Thompson - King Edward
Tabby Rushton - Churnet View Middle
Mollie Philpot - Chesterton

Emily Meaney Landau Forte Amington

Niamh Collins Landau Forte Amington

Ella Mae Littlewood Kingsmead

Emily Batey Kingsmead

Shammah Nhamoinesu Kingsmead

Anone who cannot attend please make contact through the website.

Jul 26, 2018
The management team invite the following boys to attend the final trial in September along with last years squad, date to be confirmed.

 

Dan Gromley – Gk - Stafford Grammar

Victor Cieslak – GK – St John Fisher

 

Jorge Barros Bravo – RB – St Thomas More

Callum lowe – CB – Trentham

Louis Lake – CB – Cardinal Griffin

Danny Meredith – CB – Sir Graham Belfour

Charlie Pye – LB – Sir Graham belfour

Ethan Lowe -LB – Painsley

 

Daniel Holdcroft – CM – St Thomas More

Ben Wood – CM – Trentham

Lewis Howard – CM – STB

 

James Peck – RW – Kingsmead

Harry Tywnham – CF – Friary

Oli Jarvis – CF – Walton

Eathan Ansell -LW – Biddulph

Harrison Davies – CAM – LF Amington

 

Heuwlan Wright – Stafford Grammar

Ben Briggs – Stafford Grammar

 

Jul 26, 2018

The coaches have invited the boys named below ,

Name School
Cuttler Matt Stafford GS
Cockbill Adam Weston Road
Newton Liam Robert Sutton
Simkin Tommy Cardinal Griffin
Herrington Ben Cardinal Griffin
Peake Jensen Friary
Clarke Alfie Friary
Corns Kyle Perton Middle
Griffin Callum Rawlett
Moore Callum Paulet
Smith Thomas King Edward VI Lichfield
Dale Jasper King Edward VI Lichfield
Barlow max STB
Oakley Day STB
Onions Josh STB
Winnall Rafferty Kingsmead
Alcock Todd EDA
Barlow Harley EDA
Finlay Will EDA
England Archie EDA
Wade Euan Walton
Ratcliffe Charlie Oldfields Hall
Taylor George St Thomas More
Wright Alfie St Thomas More
Lenton George LF Amington
Carter Henry LF Amington
Tibbs Lucas Cheslyn Hay
Ashworth Sol Endon High
Vujkic Dakoe Endon High
Pickering Mason Endon High
Clowes Eammon St Edwards Leek
Bill Tom Trentham
Ford Woody Amington
Morgan Jake Ounsdale
Wright Joe Ounsdale
Wheaver Ben Codsall Middle
Cooner Ruben Stafford GS

to attend the final trial in Stafford. They commented on how high the standard was and how  fine the margins were in the selection process. They would like to thank all boys who trialled and wish them good fortune for the forthcoming season.

Jul 25, 2018

The Under 15 Boys manager Bailey Evans was effusive in his praise at  the quality of the boys who trialled for next seasons Under 15 squad.The four coaches were left with a difficult task but after careful consideration the following boys were selected to join last seasons squad in the final trial in early September. The Association wishes to thank all boys who trialled and wish them well for the forthcoming seasn.

Eden Bailey - Trentham
Harry Baines - Rawlett
Toby Bracegirdle - Biddulph
Owen Clarke - Friary
Jenson Cooper - De Ferrers
Jake Degville - EDA
Josef Holmes - Friary
Greg Lewis - Friary
James May - Cardinal Griffin
Morgan Payne - Walton
Louis Pelnans - Codsall
James Sutton - Weston Road
Jack Taft - Landau Forte Amington
Harvey Bannister-Smith - Blessed William Howard
Charlie Hornby - Blessed William Howard
Jack Bristow

Jul 24, 2018

The secretary of the Association and the person responsible for the website has been indisposed for several weeks due to hospitalisation, which is why there has not been any information emanating from the website. In the next day or so all of the succesful triallists for the 2018-19 county sides final trial will be posted on the website.

The Individual Schools draws for the secondary schools competitions have been made and will be on their way into schools in the next day or so. The primary school draws will follow in due course.

Staffordshire Schools FA continue to seek sponsorship for their competitions and especially their County teams.ESFA have withdrawn all funding for representative football and with an average cost of £1500 per team unless new income streams can be accessed it will almost certainly mean a cutback in activity sometime in the not too distant future.

Jul 8, 2018

These take place at Stafford Town FC tomorrowMonday 9th of July with the U14 Boys starting at 5-15pm and the Under 18's at 6-50 pm. Generally the number of schoools who have failed to nominate players is really disappointing. So many girls and boys will not be seen, who may be of the rquired standard, due to schools failing to nominate their best player. Less than 30% of secondaty/middle schools have bothered to nominate players.

Those attending and who eventually gain selection will have a great experience in front of them.

Next Monday the16th, the Under 16 and Under 15 boys will be trialling,again at StaffordTown FC.

Jul 1, 2018

Monday 2nd of July sees the U14 and U16 Girls trials take place at Stafford Town FC. The u14 G from 5-15 until 6-45  and the U16 girls follow them until 8-30.

The response from schools for girls nominations has been extremely poor with fewer tha 18 schools from over 80 nominating girls.. Staffordshire have a proud tradition of turning out competitive teams and have regularly won the Midlands championships in both age groups as well as the U16 girls being crowned national champions.

The girls have also had an ESFA England representationevery year since the establishment of the International team and some girls will inevitably miss out on such opportunities.

The following two Mondays see the 4 boys trials take place .

Jun 12, 2018

The provisional dates for the trials for all teams are below. Only players nominated by their schools will be considered for trials and this information will be with schools late this week.

Monday 2nd July Under 14 Giirls 5-15 till 6-45 U16 G  6-50 till 8-30

Monday 9th July Under 14 Boys  5-15 till 6-45 Under 18 Boys  6-50 till 8-30

Monday 16th July Under 16 Boys  5-15 till 6-45 Under 15 Boys  6-50 till 8-30

Jun 4, 2018

The entry forms for next seasons Individual Schools competition have been sent out to schools. SSFA do not have email contacts for all schools so please contact through staffordshiresfasec@gmail.com if your school has not received a form.

The dates for the County trials for next season will be published later this week. The Association intend to run teams at Under 14 Boys and Girls, U15 Boys, Under 16 Boys and Girls and U18 boys as in past seasons.We are looking for volunteers to help in all aspects of county football including administration and fundraising.

The County Schools FA does not receive any funding to run representative football and as each team costs between £1500 and £2000 to run annually then there is a need to raise some revenues to ensure sustainability. Unlike clubs the County Schools do not charge players a fee for playing and our income streams are limited hence the need to have some help with fundraising.

The County Schools FA also need female coaches to help with our girls teams. It is important that our female players have female role models. Anyone interested please contact using the e mail above.

May 27, 2018

The Boys and Girls Under 16 teams finished their County programmes with Midland Counties Federarion Finals on Friday night and both teams suffered heartbreak in games that they should have won.

The Under 16 Girls entertained Derbyshire at Stafford Town and prior to the start of the game a minutes silence was held in memory of girls coordinator Julie Rowley who passed away recently.

Staffordshire dominated possession but could not find a goal and a string of fine saves from the Derbyshire keeper kept the csores level prior to Derbyshire taking the lead and going in at the break 1-0 to the good. The second half saw Staffordshire continue to apply pressure and that was rewarded with the equaliser but instead of consolidation Staffordshire conceded two goals almost immeditely. Despite battering the doors of the Derbyshire defence both teams added a goal and Derbyshire won the title 4-2. Manager Kieran Newey was devastated and quoted, 'We had enough chances to win three games' .

The evening finished on a pleasant note when Tim Elsmore presented Demi MacCalliog with the 'Julie Elsmore Memorial Trophy, for outstanding contribution to girls football in Staffordshire.

The Under 16 Boys travelled to Quorn to play Humberside and came up against a very physical outfit who started the game very well. Staffordshire struggled to establish a foothold in the game until Max Chimines fired home to give Staffordshire a lead. The lead did not last long and Humberside equallised from some poor Staffordshire defending. Staffordshire re-established their lead a minute from half time when Alex Hallchurch was upended in the penalty area and skipper Connor Tayloe slotted home.

Humberside started the second half well and another defensive horror show allowed an equaliser. The character of the players came through as once again they fought back to lead 3-2 with an Alex Hallchurch header . The defining moment of the game 15 minutes from time when a ball over the top became a race between Max Chimenes and the Humberside keeper which Max won and toe poked over the keeper. The ball travelled agonisingly slowly towards the goal and as it dropped under the bar a Humberside defender somehow managed a touch on the ball to divert it for a corner.  From the corner Humberside broke and with Staffordshire short of defenders they scored an excellent goal to draw level. Two minutes later they led when poor defending from a corner allowed a free header and Humberside managed to see out the game to take the trophy.

Manager Neil Davies was left wondering how they managed to lose a game where they were on top for long periods but in reality had underperformed compared to their outstanding form during the season. It was the first time in many years Staffordshire had qualified for the U16 final and the boys were so disappointed in the outcome of the match.

May 21, 2018

Like their female counterparts the U16 Boys have reached the final of the Midland Counties Federation . They won all eight of their West Midlands fixtures towin their group comfortably and then demolished Nottinghamshire, national U16 finalists 6-1 in the semi final.

They will meet Humberside SFA in the final at Quorn FC (near Loughborough ) on Friday the 25th of May witha 7-00pm KO. Players are asked to meet as near to six as possible for the game. Staffordshire last won this title in 2006.

Manager Neil Davies has selected the following boys for the game,

 

George Hill GK
Bradley Clarkson GK
Anthony Sheldon
Luke Bourne
Connor Taylor (captain)
Adam Taylor
Kedanie Nugent
Alex Hallchurch
Charlie Drain
Hayden Campbell
Tommy O'Hara
Junior O'Callaghan
Christian Blanchette
Lewis Salmon
Max Chimenes
Liam Hickson

May 20, 2018

On Friday the 25th of May the Under 16 Girls will face Derbyshire Schools Under 16 Girls in the final of the MCF competition. Both sides remain unbeaten in the competition and both having won their groups went through their semi finals without conceding a goal, Derbyshire beating Worcestershire 2-0 and Staffordshire beating Lincolnshire 3-0.

The game promises to be a closely fought affair between two sides who play attractive football. The game is being played at Staffford Town FC with a 7-00pm KO. and admission will be £3 for adults and £1 concessions.and the girls would welcome and appreciate your support.

The event will be tinged with a degree of sadness as Staffordshire School's Football Association recognise the contribution of Julie Elsmore who recently lost her battle with cancer. Julie made a huge contribution to the girls game in Staffordshire and there will be a presentation before the game of 'The Julie Elsmore Memorial Trophy' to the girl who has made the greatest contribution to the County Girls teams during the past four years. Her husband Tim will make the presentation.

The Staffordshire squad will be selected from

Grace Tolmie  Chase HS

Chloe Swindell Wolstanton

Lilly Anderson Cardinal Griffin

Isobel Anderson Cardinal Griffin

Charlie Braganca Excel Academy

Lucy Copeland De Ferrers Academy

Freya Gregory Friary

Jenny Hesketh (Capt) Westwood

Jennifer Higgs Sir Graham Balfour

Lydia Hudson Friary

Macy Isherwood Chesterton

Katie Johnson Codsall

Gemma Lawley Wolgarston

Courtney Mace Walton HS

Demi McCalliog Codsall

Ella Spears Friary

Jessica Travers JCB Academy

 

Standby

Nuala Miskiel St Thomas More

Macey Turvey Wolgarston

 

May 4, 2018

Staffordshire Under 16 Girls will play Derbyshire U16 Girls in the Midland Counties Federation Cup Final on Friday 25th of May. The game will be at Stafford Town FC with a 7-00pm KO. The two sides last met in the final of this competition 4 years ago and Staffordshire ran out 5-1 winners in a game played at South Normanton FC..

Since then Derbyshir have become much stronger and are currently national champions and bowed out of the competition this year at the quarter final stage to Northumberland Schools whilst Staffordshire fellat the same hurdle to Lancashire.

It promises to be a good open game of football between two talented teams.

Manager Kieran Neey will contact his preferred squad and this will be published soon.

Aug 11, 2015

@staffsschoolsfa will allow all to follow what is going on and will supplement the information available on the website.

Follow the account which is being run by Under 15 team Manager Bailey Evans.